Taking its cue from federal regulators, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) confirmed it will begin fully enforcing the electronic logging device (ELD) rule on Dec. 17, with no “soft enforcement” grace period. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) previously has stated there will be no grace period allowed for carriers that have been […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) awarded over $77 million in grants to help states improve safety and reduce crashes. The funding package, announced on September 25, includes $43.3 million for truck safety technology, $32 million to improve commercial driver’s license (CDL) programs, and $2 million in commercial motor vehicle training for veterans.
Trimble in.sight attendees got an update on regulatory “hot topics” for trucking, including hours of service, drug testing, and more. At a Sept. 16 session during the Houston, Texas, event, Dave Osiecki, president of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, gave an update on where several regulatory changes currently stand.
One of the more heavily attended sessions during Trimble’s in.sight user conference held in Houston, Texas, Sept. 16-18 was an update and Q&A session on the upcoming electronic logging device mandate featuring Joe DeLorenzo, chief enforcement officer, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
California lawmakers have passed a bill that codifies into law a 2018 state Supreme Court decision that makes it easier for independent contractors to become reclassified as employees of motor carriers. Assembly Bill 5, passed along party lines by the state Senate on Sept. 10 and Assembly on Sept. 11, was the latest development by […]
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced a proposed rule to streamline the process for men and women interested in entering the trucking workforce.
The Department of Transportation is moving to loosen regulations on how many hours truck drivers can work, the Associated Press is reporting. While the trucking industry has long been fighting to relax the federal guidelines that limit how long drivers can stay on the road before stopping to rest, safety advocates warn that the move […]
A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to resume work on a rule to require heavy-duty trucks to be equipped with speed limiters and require a limited speed of 65 mph.
A wide-ranging Capitol Hill hearing on trucking safety managed to drill into a policy sticking point for the industry – maintaining a seat at the table on discussions around automated vehicle (AV) regulations.
Some 18 months after the ELD mandate changed the trucking industry, drivers and fleet managers might get a regulatory reprieve.